Voices of the Trinity College community in the media

“We are thrilled to move forward with construction while we work with alumni and friends of Trinity to complete the fundraising for this transformational new space.”
DREW GALBRAITH, director of athletics, on the planned expansion of the Ferris Athletic Center, originally built in 1968; Hartford Business Journal, October 19, 2023

“When asked to fill out myriad contact forms for schools, I find the forms pre-loaded with gendered assumptions about families.”
JAMIE TRACY SZAL ’06, on motherhood in the legal profession; Above the Law, October 5, 2023

“That’s the best part of this, you get to see young adults grow up and create their own lives.”
ABBY OSTROM ’14, M’19, Suffolk University women’s ice hockey head coach and former assistant coach at Trinity and at Boston University, on her career; The Suffolk Journal, October 19, 2023

“It’s not that anti-immigrant sentiment is historically high. It’s quite the contrary. But it’s energized a fragment or a segment of the electorate to a degree that is showing up in support for far-right or extreme-right parties.”
ANTHONY MESSINA, John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science and author of the forthcoming book, Immigration, Security and the Liberal State, on trends in immigration; U.S. News, August 8, 2023

“We have to prepare our students for the world they’ll inherit. . . . I’d like to think that when I’m done with my skeleton, I’d love to hang out in a lab like this.”

DANIEL BLACKBURN, Thomas S. Johnson Professor of Biology, on a collection of specimens in his classroom; www.trincoll.edu, October 24, 2023

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“There are countless examples of charter schools in parts of cities where the public school buildings aren’t even funded appropriately.”
ROBERT COTTO, director, DEI campus and community engagement, on the relationship between charter schools and local school districts; EducationWeek, October 26, 2023

“I think one of the most important aspects of being part of the Trinity community is also being part of the Hartford community.”
ABBY NICK ’24, on why voter engagement work is important to her; www.trincoll.edu, October 30, 2023

“The same kind of donor influence in politics is also existing in higher education, and that’s not a coincidence.”
ISAAC KAMOLA, associate professor of political science, on pressure from donors; The Boston Globe, October 30, 2023